The full replication of historic Inglewood Manor is finally nearing completion after the project was disrupted by bad weather.
Stone Edge was forced to discontinue the work because the finishing stucco work couldn’t be applied below 5°C.
The firm has just completed work on the West Berkshire building’s original coat of arms, a precise replica down to the last detail.
Balustrades are now being fitted as part of the final work being carried out.
Dave Smith, Manager at Stone Edge, said: “The scale of the job has presented a difficult set of challenges which we have risen to. It’s been an enormous but incredibly rewarding undertaking.”
Originally, the badly neglected building only had the stucco façade remaining from its original 1830s state.
Detailed measurements, drawings and photography were compiled by Stone Edge to enable an exact replication to be built.
Inglewood Manor, along with its ground, is huge and has had a diverse history, from use as a training centre for young men in 1928 to a health hydro in 1972 and a health spa more recently.
“The scale of the job has presented a difficult set of challenges which we have risen to. It’s been an enormous but incredibly rewarding undertaking.”Dave Smith, Manager at Stone Edge
Posted by mickdpi on 13th Jan, 2013